CoOp Program Canada

CoOp Program Canada

Know benefits of taking a CoOp program in Canada. One of the best countries in educational quality, choose between different professional careers

They are professional or technical diplomas that have a duration from 6 months to 2 years. These programs consist of theoretical studies (academic component) and paid professional practices (CoOp component, also known as Cooperative Education).

In general, in your first year of studies you can work part time 20 hours per week in entry-level jobs (jobs that do not require previous qualified experience) and in your second year you can work full time 40 hours per week in your CoOp.

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The requirements to apply to a CoOp program are the following:

  • Have a valid passport (recommended that it covers the entire time of your program)
  • Be at least 18 years old (there is no age limit)
  • Graduated from high school or possessing a bachelor’s degree.
  • Have an intermediate level of English (you will be evaluated through a free online exam that will be obtained by the college of your choice, therefore it is not mandatory to present an international exam certificate such as TOEFL, IELTS, etc.)

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CoOp programs aim to create synergies between Canadian businesses and educational institutions on behalf of students. Therefore, work experience is a requirement in order to graduate from the program and obtain your diploma.

The course options you can take cover multiple professional fields, although the main areas are Hospitality, Marketing and Business.

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List of technical/professional areas that you can study in a CoOp Diploma:

  • Ski Instructor
  • Makeup Artist 
  • Graphic Design
  • UX & UI Design
  • Mountain Guide
  • Digital Marketing
  • Customer Service
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Accounting & Finance
  • International Business
  • Business Management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Hospitality Management
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Network & System Solutions
  • Web & Mobile App Development

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Apart from the requirements mentioned above, keep in mind that as an international student you will need to apply for a student visa (study permit) that includes a work permit. To do this, you must have the letter of acceptance from your college (LOA) that is provided to you when you enroll and make the downpayment.

To apply you have to create an account on the official website of the IRCC. The cost of the visa is CAD$150 plus CAD$85 for the collection of biometric data (fingerprints + photo). Do not forget that your biometric information is valid for 10 years, so it will be useful for future applications. 

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One of the requirements to apply for your visa is to present a demonstration of economic funds of CAD$10,000 for stay expenses (board & meals) for your first year of studies, although in the case of a CoOp the demonstration is for the entire duration of the program, plus the total cost of the course.

The costs of the CoOp courses are between CAD$4,000 to CAD$15,000, these vary according to the duration, career and college of your choice. To receive quotes on a specific course or options in general, fill out this form.

Remember that the benefits of doing a study and work program, as is the case of a CoOp, are varied and will allow you to have one of the best experiences in the country of the maple leaf..

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Some of the benefits are:

  • Payment facilities
  • Global professional networking
  • Immersion in the Canadian labor market
  • Significant increase in your level of English
  • Easiest way to get a work permit in Canada
  • Quick and less complicated enrollment compared to other study programs

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Now that you have all the information, grab your backpack and have a world-class educational experience in Canada!

If you want personalized advice on this or another international program, or help with the visa process, you can schedule your appointment here.

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